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Published March 6, 2023

What's Happening in New York This Month

A go-to guide for noteworthy events, activities, and things to do in NYC this March.

by New York Bucket List


March is here, and with it comes St. Patrick's Day and the official first day of spring! It's also Women's History Month, and we gain an extra hour of daylight. In other words, there are lots of things to look forward to!

On top of all that, this month, NYC has lots of activities and events going on, from St. Patrick's Day festivities and bar crawls to exhibits celebrating women to new restaurants opening. We've rounded up what's new and noteworthy this month, so you don't miss out on any of the fun!


A Curated List of Things to do in NYC This March


Now Open: Bar Bastion, an intimate new cocktail bar in the heart of Midtown, opened its doors this month. Expect elevated small bites and creative cocktails in a sleek French-inspired space.

Now Open: Gair is a new restaurant and bar in Dumbo serving a menu with items like smoked duck and stew of yellow eye beans alongside an impressive cocktail menu and beer and wine list.

Now Open: A new Korean BBQ spot in Downtown Brooklyn named Atti, shares well-prepared, thoughtful meals in a setting designed to reflect the heart of Korean culture.

March 10 & 24: An immersive Moon Dust Cocktail Experience combines dance, theater, circus, aerial, and acrobatics. Explore the temple, enjoy exotic cocktails, interact with the goddesses, and admire the hand-crafted decor and lounge design.

March 11: Attend NYC's largest pizza party with unlimited pizza, a two-hour open bar, and lots of fun.

March 11: An Irish Whiskey fest comes to Manhattan! This one-of-a-kind immersive experience is dedicated to celebrating Irish Whiskey and the glorious island of Ireland.

March 9, 16, 23, 30: On Thursdays, we drink Espresso Martinis! Attend an espresso martini mixology class with a private instructor that will teach you how to make this popular drink on your own!

March 18: This Bloody Mary Festival in Brooklyn lets you taste and enjoy over ten different Bloody Marys and vote for your fave to help crown The Best Bloody Mary in NYC! 

All Month: Try authentic Georgian food, a wine flight, and the most decadent cheese boat you've ever seen. This Georgian Wine Flight and Food Experience for two is available in Brooklyn and Manhattan (and is less than $100)!



March 4 & 11: Hop on the NYC Snow Tubing & Brewery Bus and enjoy a 2-hour snow tubing session at Mountain Creek, where you can warm up by the bonfire, hit up the snack shack with some campfire s’mores and hot cocoa, and end the day with dinner and drinks, before heading back to the city.

March 18: Celebrate the arrival of spring with Holi at the Seaport. Join in on story time, puppet-making, dance workshops and, of course, spirited fun with brightly colored powder—all activities are free and open to the public!

All Month: Grab pink-themed menu items and drinks surrounded by glowing pink lights, a stunning floral hallway, and awesome views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline at the all Pink Pier before it closes at the end of the month!

All Month: Try your hand at making and pouring your own custom candle at this class, where you can choose from a variety of vessels, scents, and mix-ins.

All Month: Don’t miss the chance to be immersed in a mesmerizing array of orchids at the NYBG's annual Orchid Show. Running all month, the orchid show is the perfect way to celebrate the return of spring!

All Month: Chelsea Flea is open every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm with over 50 vintage and antique vendors to shop through.

St. Patrick's Day Events

March 17: The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off the weekend festivities at 11:00 am and make its way up 5th Avenue, starting at 44th Street and ending at 79th.

March 17: Light the night at this St. Patrick's Day rave featuring AYYBO, an emerging DJ with heavy-hitting House beats. Every guest will receive green glowsticks, creating a glowing sea of emerald!

March 17: Go all out at an all-day St. Paddy's Bash at Treadwell Park on the UES. Located just blocks away from the finish route of the annual St. Patricks Day Parade, the space will be fully decked out in GREEN for this annual celebration of all things Irish!

March 17 & 18: Gather your green gang and celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend with a bar crawl through the city, with drink specials and surprises along the way.

March 18: Get ready to raise a pint to the luck of the Irish at a St. Patrick's Day Gold Rush Bar Crawl in the Lower East Side! 



March 5 & 18: The School of American Ballet is offering a FREE sneak peek inside the classroom and performing excerpts from classic ballets, including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake! Seating is first come, first served.

March 5: A new exhibit opens at MoMA this month. Signals: How Video Transformed the World combines over 70 works, many never before seen at MoMA, capturing video art’s wildly varied formats.

March 5: The last day to catch Edward Hopper's New York at the Whitney is March 5! This collection showcases the acclaimed artist's work during his time in NYC, which encompasses most of his mature career.

March 11: In honor of Women's History Month, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is hosting its 9th Annual Girls in Science and Engineering Day with hands-on experiences, exciting demonstrations, engaging discussions, and more. This event is free with registration.



March 4 & 11: Experience 70s disco culture at Le Freak, a jungle disco pop-up party that features 70s-inspired drinks, a mirrored, light-up dance floor, and more.

March 8, 15, 22, 29: Transport yourself to the roaring '20s in a speakeasy-style venue at Gotham Jazz Nights, where the bands are swinging, and you can enjoy jazz, burlesque, and more.

March 9: The epic play, Camelot comes to Lincoln Center with a fresh take on the Classic tale.